Memphis gets Derrick Rose and gives to Desmond Bane $207M max extension

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The Grizzlies secured Desmond Bane and also got a veteran in Rose

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane has agreed to a five-year, $207 million max contract extension, his agents Jim Tanner, Max Wiepking, and Terrence Felder of Tandem Sports + Entertainment per ESPN.

Bane’s $200 million deal is the first in the team’s history while Memphis also has a two-year deal with veteran point guard Derrick Rose.

Bane played college basketball for the Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs. During his college career, he showcased his scoring ability and three-point shooting, earning numerous accolades and recognition for his performances.

In the 2020 NBA Draft, Bane was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 30th overall pick and was later traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. In his rookie season with the Grizzlies, Bane quickly established himself as a valuable contributor to the team.

Bane is primarily known for his shooting skills. He is an excellent three-point shooter, with a quick release and the ability to knock down shots from beyond the arc. Bane’s shooting range and ability to space the floor have made him a valuable asset for the Grizzlies’ offense.

In addition to his shooting, Bane has shown solid defensive skills and the ability to contribute in other areas of the game. He has displayed good basketball IQ and the willingness to make the right play, whether it’s finding open teammates or making timely defensive rotations.

Bane’s hard work, maturity, and all-around skill set have made him an important player for the Grizzlies. He has shown the potential for continued growth and improvement throughout his NBA career.

Rose still got it

Rose was selected as the first overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the draft. He quickly made an impact in the NBA, earning the NBA Rookie of the Year award in his debut season. Rose’s explosive athleticism, speed, and scoring ability captivated fans and earned him the nickname “Pooh” or “The Windy City Assassin.”

In 2011, Rose became the youngest player in NBA history to win the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award at the age of 22. He led the Bulls to the best record in the league and was the driving force behind their success.

Unfortunately, Rose’s career was plagued by injuries, including a torn ACL in the 2012 playoffs that required surgery and significantly impacted his playing time in subsequent seasons. He faced several setbacks and underwent multiple surgeries, but he persevered and continued to work on his game.

Since his time with the Bulls, Rose has had stints with several NBA teams, including the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Detroit Pistons. He returned to the Knicks in 2020 and has become a key contributor off the bench, providing scoring, playmaking, and veteran leadership.

Rose is known for his ability to penetrate defenses, finish at the rim, and create scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates. He has a smooth mid-range jumper and has improved his three-point shooting over the course of his career.

Despite the injuries, Rose’s resilience and determination have made him a beloved figure in the NBA. He remains a respected player and a fan favorite for his electrifying playing style.